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president obama says. voters are going to make up their mind on his four years of his record and what mitt romney eastern is. and the romney campaign, i think, falls in the trap of becoming sort of a speech creator of obama, you know? people like us should do that, it's perfectly appropriate, but as a political matter, people are going to make up their mind on the policies. obama speaks pretty well as a president, he makes some mistakes, other presidents have made plenty of mistakes. the liberals spent eight years thinking, hey, ronald reagan said something kind of wacky, that'll destroy his presidency, it didn't. my advice to the romney campaign, we should write blogposts and say, hey, can you believe obama said that? the romney campaign needs to criticize president obama's policies and say what they would do instead. jon: so you're saying that they need to be more forward looking instead of looking in the rearview mirror every week? >> yes. i think if you look at the polls in detail, if you look at the inside, some of the questions, people aren't happy with the way the country is, but th
, it is an uphill battle likely voters in ohio favoring president obama over romney by 52% to 44%. romney also trails in florida where likely voters prefer the president by 4 points. ohio and florida are among 8 swing states that will be seeing this obama ad, attacking romney for his derogatory comments about americans who don't pay federal income tax. >> mitt romney dismissed 47% of americans for not pulling their weight, he attacked millions of hard-working people making $25,000, $35,000 $45,000 a year. they pay social security taxes. state taxes. local taxes, gas sales and property taxes. romney paid just 14% in taxes last year on over $13 million in income. almost all from investments. >> eliot: the romney/ryan team pay not be able to win a majority but after at itrocious call that ended the seahawks packers game, they did find an issue most americans can agree on. >> i gotta start off on something that was really troubling that occurred last night. did you guys watch that packer game last night? i mean give me a break!
with that firm. >>> president obama and mitt romney facing american voters who are trying to weigh their choices this wednesday, the first presidential debate, october 3rd. watch it live at 7:00 eastern time right here on cnn and on cnn.com. >>> all right, a group of high school cheerleaders in texas take their fight on the sidelines to the courtroom after being told not to use bible verses verses for games. our guys are standing by for a spirited debate. richard says, no, no, no. they're going to be joining us, yes, yes, yes, in a moment. >>> if you have to go out today, just a reminder, you can continue watching cnn from your mobile phone and watch cnn live from your laptop, go to cnn.com/tv.an it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. what's the rush? ♪ atmix of energies.ve the world needs a broader that's why we're supplying natural gas to generate cleaner electricity... that has around 50% fewer co2 emissions than coal. and it's also why, with our partner in brazil, shell is producing
, especially those that take a poll of likely voters, they've got president obama and governor romney pretty close. but doug schoen, now he's a pollster with 35 years of experience says we're doing the voters a major disservice by focusing on those polls. he says there's something missing. we'll have the full story for you, it will be one of our new at ten stories and doug will join us to talk about it, with us the full hour at ten o'clock. president obama continues to double down on green energy. smith electric received 32 million dollars of taxpayer grants to build a battery powered vehicle factory in kansas city. here is president obama visiting that plant in 2010. >> one of those decisions was to provide critical funding to promising innovative businesses like smith electric vehicles. and because we did, there's a thriving enterprise here instead of an empty, darkened warehouse. because of the grant that went to this company, we can hear the sounds of machines humming and people doing their work instead of just the ghostly silence of an emptied out building and the memory of workers who
worried about not only fending voters had voted for obama in 2008. they didn't want to sound like romney was being a jerk, but they were worried, too, pretty obviously, about what the establishment press was going to say. if romney came out and attacked the first black president on his record and went after him, what would people say? well, that strategy, the latest polling tells us, has not exactly been a bell ringer in ohio. so what you hear from romney is he gets to the must-win. it is an absolutely must-win state for him is this tough new tone, and not only is he talking about the economy as you heard him do there, but guess what's back? the debt clock. they've got the debt clock back, and they're talking a lot about how much president obama's policies cost, they're talking about the size and shape of government and, as you heard him doing very crisply there, we can't afford four more years, is the new romney message. and we can't -- america won't last through a trajectory of more spending, more debt, more taxes. megyn: all right. so he's going to get sharper in his tone, in his cont
president obama. but mitt isn't having it, trying to get ohio voters to the right by focusing on the economy. >> with incomes going down, every year, every year going down, down, down. prices of electricity up and health insurance up and the cost of gasoline, having doubled, these are tough times. even for families with jobs. i know what it takes to get this economy going again. cheryl: so what would a tax plan under a romney/ryan administration look like? rich edson breaks it down for us. rich? >> reporter: well, cheryl, democrats call it a giveaway to the rich at the expense of the middle class. republicans say they're wrong, and this morning governor romney defended his tax plan. >> by the way, don't be expecting a huge cut in taxes because i'm also going to lower deductions and exemptions. by bringing rates down, we'll be able to let small businesses keep more of their money to hire more people. >> in the end the details are really up to congress. romney's proposed cutting every tax rate by 20%. to insure the treasury department takes in about the same amount of money under a new system,
voters aren't enthusiastic enough about president obama to go to the polls. he thinks voters are much more revved up about mitt romney. what do you think? >> certainly in virginia where there's a significant african-american population, it remains very much engaged. and one of the things that the obama campaign has been doing this year as it did in '08 is trying to be as visible as possible in areas where there are large numbers of african-americans though there is still a strong republican tendency. and the point of that exercise is to run as closely to romney in areas of the state where he should do exceptionally well as possible. >> jeff shapiro, thank you so much for being with us this morning. >> thank you. >>> there is a reason why virginia is a battle ground state. it's close race. but the president is inching forward. this is the average of recent polls. as of last week, more likely voters in virginia would choose president obama 50% to 44%. a new softer mitt romney is emerging on the campaign trail because of these numbers in part. maybe compassionate conservatism is back. al
those key issues right now are trending towards president obama in the voters' minds and people getting comfortable with the idea of a second term. >> gretchen: 40 days and counting and three debates. thanks. have a great day. >> you too. >> gretchen: police department going to the dogs. there is only one officer left. it's a police dog. a new way to celebrate your child's birthday. the man behind alligator pool parties here next i knew it'd be tough on our retirement savings, especially in this economy. but with three kids, being home more really helped. man: so we went to fidelity. we talked about where we were and what we could do. we changed our plan and did something about our economy. now we know where to go for help if things change again. call or come in today to take control of your personal economy. get free one-on-one help from america's retirement leader. for the spender who needs a little help saving. for adding "& sons." for the dreamer, planning an early escape. for the mother of the bride. for whoever you are, for whatever you're trying to achieve, pnc has technology, gu
it. according to the latest quinnipiac university/new york times/cbs news poll of likely voters, it's actually related -- >> no, it's not. >> president obama leads romney by 10 percentage points in ohio. no republican has lost and then won the presidency. the president is up nine points in florida and has opened up a 12-point lead in pennsylvania. in the same poll, president obama leads mitt romney in his handling of the economy in all three states. 51% of polled voters say the president would do the better job. >> okay, let's go back to the last slide, guys. and mark halperin, let's talk to you. i know you agree with me that the media is liberal. guess what? republicans have somehow managed to win despite that media liberal bias. you've said it repeatedly on this show. so despite that fact, mitt romney is not getting crushed in all three of these states because of the liberal media bias. what's happening there, and why is he losing so badly, especially in ohio? >> well, it's very unlikely the president will win those states by those margins, but these numbers are not out of line dr
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, president obama leads mitt romney in his ndlif e ecomy ill estat. 51% of polled voters say the president would do the better job. >> okay, let's go back to the last slide, guys. and mark halperin, let's talk to you. i know you agree with me that the media is liberal. guess what? republicans have someh managed to win dpitehat a raas you've said it repeatedly on this show. so despite that fact, mitt romney is not getting crushed in all three of these states because of the liberal media bias. what's hapning the, and why is he lingoba especially in oh? >> well, it's very unlikely the president will win those states by those margins, but these numbers are not out of line dramatically with private polling and some other public polling. i think the biggest problem rit now remains him. he's not driving asient mee. the president does -- says something, the republicans get all excited about it. they treat it like a gaffe. they'll talk about it for a day. and then they'll move on to something else. the biggest danger to me right now for the republican party are two things. one is that you look athe
of the most recent polls in these two key battleground states. look at ohio first. likely voters choice for president you see it right there, john, 50% for president obama, 44% for romney. that's a nice lead for obama in the key battleground state of ohio. if you take a look at florida, you see right now in our poll of polls the average among the most recent polls in florida, 49% for obama, 45% for romney. the question to you, john, can romney win without winning ohio and florida? >> in a word, wolf. i took a walk over here to show. the answer is no. you just mentioned ohio and florida. states the president carried four years ago. states governor romney very much needs to win this time. go to the electoral map to show you why. final six weeks, 237 electoral votes strong or leaning the president's way. these are the toss up states. the golden states. forget the rest of them. if the president can keep that lead and carry florida, if the president can keep that lead and carry ohio, the race is to 270, wolf, that would be in two words game over. >> gloria, if you look at the strength that t
unlike the plan that governor romney put forth. amy, what do you think voters are thinking about in terms of the health care debate? >> i think mitt romney has it right in the sense that obama care is unpopular. pieces of it might be popular, but mitt romney's been campaigning that he would repeal obama care and replace it with pieces that are popular, but this whole idea about social issues i think is so fascinating and underreported that really it's the obama campaign and the democratic party that has tried to make this a social issues election. even turning questions of taxation into a question of fairness, not one of fiscal responsibility or sobriety because at the president himself said, you don't raise taxes in a recession, and we're still certainly struggling along in this economy. so taxation has been turned into a social issue. we saw in the mid-term election that 31% of gay men and women actually voted for the gop so. what did you see at the democratic convention? gay marriage being touted. finally, on women's issues. if you were to listen to the democratic party, apparently the
is obama taking the lead for the first time in who voters trust going forward. >> and he doesn't have a message that is consistent. because in ohio, he confused his tax message. so if he is going to offer tax ve s amount of money because i'm going to eliminate deductions, but president obama actually didn't inease your taxes, which was a misstatement of his past -- in the last 48 hours, he has completely muddled his taxmessage, and you c dot rliann against an incumbent president who's popular. >> the romney people thought that this was going to be a referendum on barack oma and that they wouldn't have to put forward new ideas. here we have a situation where the president hasn't told us anything about what he's going to do in the second term. heet awit. you know, i had this thought the other day with the debates coming up. i can't remember a single thing that bill clinton said or did in the 1996 debates against bob dole. and i think that that is exact what barack obama'soal i or neew we >> and you know, joe, the thing that's so fascinating is that 've ended up, because both candidates
. the obama campaign has spent months and millions trying to convince voters that mitt romney is unethical. >> he won't release his tax returns before 2010. >> unprepared. >> my opponent and his running mate are new to foreign policy. >> unattached to reality. >> my thinking is maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> with all those alleged problems, surely he has no chance of prevailing against president obama in the debates, right? well, not according to the obama campaign. >> mitt romney i think has an advantage because he's been through 20 of these debates in the primaries over the last year. >> reporter: the romney team says president obama is weak on foreign policy. >> what we do not see is steady consistent american leadership. >> reporter: weak on the economy. >> he's over his head. and he's swimming in the wrong direction. >> reporter: and just plain weak overall. >> the president today threw in the white flag of surrender again. >> reporter: with all those weaknesses, surely he would be easy to beat in a debate, right? oh, no. not according to mitt romney. >> he's the president
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political territory. voters in ohio couletwo ovebtio holds a slight lead. >>> and president obama is right here in new york today where he will speak to the u.n. general assembly. yesterday the president and first lady taped an interview, which will air later today on "the view. "the interview comes 42 days before the election. barbara walters has a preview. >> governor romney on "60 minutes" was asked, does he think it's fair that he pays a lower tax rate than somebody making $50,000 a year. he said yes. i think it is fair. and i also think that's the way you get economic growth. i've just got a different vision about how we grow an economy. i think, barbara, you grow an economy from the middle out, not from the top down. >> reporter: we asked the president and first lady about their future, win or lose, come election day. what are you going to do with the rest of your life? >> well, first things first here. we do have an election ahead, and there are all kinds of things i want to do in the second term. putting folks back to work and making sure our schools are up to snuff and -- >> and t
.romney instead of saying here is my plan, i have been running six years. lou: if that is true the voters want specificity. why would they not what performance and the plan? >> but we don't have confidence in obama but less paular of governor romney. >> basically this president who ha has blamed his policy on hi failures now has a wonderful advantage to run against an an opponent he can blame is that correct? >> the thing that amazes meng ta i look at the polls. the country wants change. d quitg about the president and talk about himself. lou: okay, talking about himself. we will find out how well he debates. is that sufficient? >> it's not a quick fix. he needs specifics and ideas and something that you can dwell on going forward that gives a credible and clear alternative. lou: we both understand, we've known each other for some time. i have a very hard time reaching that chasm. at the idea that a president would not be responsible for his record, but a challenger would be for this recommendation. >> is a it is a peculiar election. i think what should have been a slamdunk, we are failing mis
the case he'll do a better job with the economy but in all three states the polls shows president obama leading on that issue. >> the path i offer is harder but to a better place. i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: romney does lead in one category, voters in those same states say he would do a better job on the deficit. and both candidates will be appearing in the cleveland and toledo area today and romney will also be making a stop near columbus. >> it's on. thanks. two powerful bombs exploded in the syrian capital of damascus this morning. the explosion he did to at any timed minutes apart followed by gunfire. the attack was blamed on terrorists. damascus has been rocked by a series of bombings in recent months as the uprising against president bashir al assad's okay late. >> egypt's president is scheduled to address the u.n. general assembly. on tuesday president obama addressed the general assembly. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: the president told world leaders that the slain u.s. ambassador to libya
but in all three states the polls shows president obama leading on that issue. >> the path i offer is harder but it leads to a better place. i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: romney does lead in one category, voters in those same states say he would do a better job on the deficit. and both candidates will be appearing in the cleveland and toledo area today and romney will also be making a stop near columbus. >> it's on. thanks. two powerful bombs exploded in the syrian capital of damascus this morning. the explosion detonated minutes apart followed by gunfire. the attack was blamed on terrorists. damascus has been rocked by a series of bombings in recent months as the uprising against president bashir al assad escalates. >> egypt's president is scheduled to address the u.n. general assembly. his remarks will be closely watched for signs of what direction egypt's new government may go. on tuesday president obama addressed the general assembly. he urged world leaders to reject extremism citing the murder of the u.s. ambassador in libya and three others. >> i would like to begi
. this is an oxymoron, but they will be lovingly booed as well. >> and both president obama and mitt romney are campaigning in the battleground state of virginia today after courting voters in ohio wednesday. a new nationwide gallup poll of registered voters shows the president leading romney 50-44%. jan crawford caught up with romney wednesday as he faced new pressure from republicans to get tougher. >> good morning. romney really has taken some hits in the polls, and conservatives, his supporters, are really getting anxious. they're starting to get nervous that time is running out. i had a chance to talk to him yesterday before a big rally in ohio. and i picked up none of that from romney, no kind of anxiety, no nervousness. he looked very measured like someone who is going to stay the course, stay on message. he talked a lot about the debate, and that's a chance for the american people to kind of see his message and also for him to show what he says is some false attacks by the president. he had some pretty harsh words for the president, too, and his campaign. take a listen to that. >> t
. every day for us. >>> let's move to politics now. president obama and mitt romney are fine-tuning their message to voters with the first presidential debate one week away. chuck todd is nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: well, good morning, savannah. no swing state has been harder for mitt romney to gain traction in than ohio. it's why he's got this bus trip this week, trying to get it back into play. the president is heading it there today to try to put the state away. it's why they are both there this morning. >> it is time to get the real refs, and you know what, it reminds me of president obama and the economy. if you can't get it right, it's time to get out. >> reporter: barnstorming through ohio, the republican ticket is hoping their bus tour will make up lost ground as more polls show mitt romney trailing president obama in this pivotal swing state. in dayton tuesday romney hammered mr. obama on taxes. >> one idea, i admit, one thing he did not do in his first four years which he said he'll do in the
day for us. >>> let's move to politics now. president obama and mitt romney are fine-tuning their message to voters with the first presidential debate one week away. chuck todd is nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: well, good morning, savannah. no swing state has been harder for mitt romney to gain traction in than ohio. it's why he's got this bus trip this week, trying to get it back into play. the president is heading it there today to try to put the state away. it's why they are both there this morning. >> it is time to get the real refs, and you know what, it reminds me of president obama and the economy. if you can't get it right, it's time to get out. >> reporter: barnstorming through ohio, the republican ticket is hoping their bus tour will make up lost ground as more polls show mitt romney trailing president obama in this pivotal swing state. in dayton tuesday romney hammered mr. obama on taxes. >> one idea, i admit, one thing he did not do in his first four years which he said he'll do in the
political communicators in modern history." >>> two more battleground states leaning towards obama. according to the latest cnn polls. in nevada likely voters favor the president by three points over mitt romney, 49% to 46%. meantime, in virginia, the president has an even wider lead, 49% to 44%. >> sledgehammer smash and grab. the fbi has released dramatic video of suspects who robbed a saks fifth avenue store. investigators say he ran in the store an hour before closing time and used sledge hammers to destroy a display case and $5,000 reward for these suspects. >>> all clear after a bomb scare caused a brief evacuation of a terminal. they found a grenade-like item inside the luggage of an incoming passenger. the passenger said it was inert but terminal four was evacuated just in case. it turned out to be a paperweight and the terminal was re-opened for business. >>> a couple weeks ago we told you about a renoir painting that a virginia woman bought for $7. a "washington post" reporter said it was stolen from a baltimore museum way back in 1951. now the painting, this was supposed
. >> bill: i find that hard to believe. but still -- >> caller: registered voters. >> bill: if it was on ed's show, i believe it. i tell you what, the first debate particularly, tim, will be very -- there will be a huge audience for the first debate and obama's gotta be really out there. really slugging and he can't take any crap from mitt romney and can't let him get away with the weasley statements and romney -- can't get romney get away with just being like foggy right and not saying what he really intends to do or what he really plans to do. he's got to force -- you know what? i would like to see him debate like rick santorum did in the primary. rick santorum just drove romney crazy in the primary. andre in columbus, ohio. real quick. hi andre. >> caller: hi, bill, thanks for taking my call. >> bill: sure. >> caller: i think it also depends on the commentators, what kind of questions they're going to ask him. my point with what you said, i can't agree with you more. i'm more concerned with the rep
but lovingly booed as well. >> president obama and mitt romney are campaigning in the battleground state of virginia. a new nationwide gallup poll of registered voters shows the president leading romney 50-44%. jan crawford caught up with romney on wednesday as he faced new pressure from republicans to get tougher. >> reporter: good morning. romney really has taken some hits in the polls and conservatives, his supporters are getting anxious. they are starting to get nervous that time is running out. i had a chance to talk with him yesterday before a big rally in ohio and i picked up none of that from romney. no anxiety, no nervousness. he looked very measured like someone who is going stay the course, stay on message. he talked a lot about the debate and that's a chance for the american people to see his message and also for him to show what he says is some false attacks by the president. he had some pretty harsh words for the president too and his campaign. take a listen. >> this is a campaign not about character assassination even though i think that's come from the obama camp by and l
a key issue for younger voters. >> i want to make college more affordable important every young person whohas the initiative and drive to go and make sure they are not burdened by thousands of dollars worth of debt. >> reporter: president obama expanded pell grants and cut out the banks as middlemen for loans. allowing students to borrow directly from the government. now obama proposes to slow tuition growth bin creasing state grants. yet, he would need congress to help fund that. >> i'm not going to go out and promise all sorts of free stuff that i know you are going to end up paying for. what i want to end up doing is give you a great job so you can pay it back yourself. >> reporter: mitt romney's plan, remove burdensome regular ligss and get the government out of the student loan business. romney says the flood of federal dollars just drives up tuition. molly broad of the american council on education says that the recession's heavy toll on state budgets is also a factor. >> when the state reduces its support, the only other place to turn for most colleges in the public sector is to
as president obama is going to give a speech and a lot to testify for what he will say at the u.n. general assembly today. >> had will this kind of speech, though,s are mate with voters out there? it may resonate with the audience. will it resonate with voters? i'm sure that's on governor romney's mind, too. >> sure. well, you know, one of the things i think you are going to see him doing today is trying to pivot this debate about foreign policy back to jobs and trade and opportunity. i think he will make the argument that when we -- when our aid program should be built towards developing free market partners around the world, helping -- nations and embrace the free market and embrace trade. that in the long run helps american prosperity and creates jobs here at home. the man who is hosting him, president clinton, when he came into office, one of the first things bill clinton did was join with republicans to pass the north american free trade agreement over the objections of democrats. he worked with -- got a majority of republicans and minority of democrats in a coal toygs pass that p pre
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